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Pre-school Open Day Wednesday 9th November

Please feel free to drop by and find out more about what happens in Pre-school, how we use our Forest School facility to further children’s development and most importantly, the fun the children have in Pre-school. There will also be information on using your 15 hours per week free childcare and the transition from Pre-school to school. […]

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Hebden Bridge to Rome – A big ride for little hearts

One of our parents here at the nursery, Stephen Grimley, will be settling off on July 26th to complete a personal challenge to raise over £2000 for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund by cycling solo from Hebden Bridge to Rome. Ted – Stephen and Judi’s son – was born with a serious heart defect and […]

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Space Holiday Club: 15th ~ 19th February

Although everyone has only been back at school since last week, we are already planning activities to entertain the children in February’s Holiday Club. Why not take a look at the planner and choose your favourite activity to join us for!

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Pre-school Open Day 11th November

It’s our Pre-school Open Day on November 11th 2015. Please feel free to drop by to meet the staff and find out more about what happens here at The Ark, how we use our Forest School facility to further children’s development and most importantly, the fun the children have in pre-school. Jo, Donna and Suzie […]

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Smile please!

Ben from Nest Photography is in nursery this week, taking some amazing photos of the children. He’ll be here all week and has taken so many beautiful outdoor pictures of the children, we’re not sure how you will be able to choose a favourite!

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World Book Day Thursday 5th March

Watch out – the dinosaurs are coming!! Our chosen theme for World Book Day is dinosaurs and we have loads of activities planned for the children. From baking and painting to dressing up and hunting for dinosaurs, the coming week promises to be lots and lots of fun!!

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Fundraising update – Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

After a year of fundraising for the hospice, involving raffles, selling cakes and buns, a family barbeque day and several members of staff completing a gruelling muddy assault course, we were delighted to hand over a cheque to the hospice for £2000! We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped us […]

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Coffee Morning 11th February

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Children’s Christmas Party – Wed 17th December

The nursery will be full of excited children and staff on Wednesday as we wait for Santa to bring all the children a Christmas treat! The party is 10am – 12 noon and your child is welcome to come for the party even if they do not normally attend nursery on Wednesday – please speak […]

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The Ark Advent Calendar

Everyone always looks forward to opening the first door on their advent calendar on December 1st – so imagine how excited we were when Nancy from the Housekeeping team brought in a huge homemade advent calendar. It can be found in the main reception area and there is a pocket for each of the 24 days […]

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Children In Need 2014

Our fundraising for Children In Need got off to a roaring start today. Nursery Room and the toddlers braved the damp morning and went on a bear hunt. The garden was filled with excited children, singing songs and running round trying to find as many Pudsey Bears as possible. Perhaps the bears were hiding in […]

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Pre-school Open Day 13th November

One of the Ark's main learning areas

Pre-school Open Day is tomorrow and we look forward to seeing everyone.

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10 Marathons in 10 Days

As most of you are aware, we have been raising money for Jacob in our baby room.  Jacob was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma – a particularly aggressive childhood cancer – in May 2012. The tumour was the size of a grapefruit on his right adrenal gland. Since then Jacob has undergone chemotherapy, an operation, further high […]

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Ark news update

Two children playing with magnetic letter on magnetic easel

It has been a busy few months here at The Ark and Space. Our new kitchen is now finished and the kitchen staff are enjoying creating even more delicious meals for the children (and staff!). The dreadful weather this summer hasn’t prevented us getting out and about. The Space Summer Holiday Club was a great […]

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If you go down to the woods today…

As you are probably aware, this month we launched our Forest School on land adjacent to The Ark and the response from parents and children has been fantastic. Why not have a look at our Facebook page? There are photos and tales of our forest adventures and will be updated regularly. Forest Schools first developed […]

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Ladies In Pink – Moonwalk 2012

Just one more sleep to go! Jo, Heidi and their friends are on their way to London ready for the Moonwalk. We think they are amazing and wish them all the best of luck for tomorrow. Bobby Bear from Pre-school has accompanied them on the train to help with pre-walk nerves! Don’t worry though – he’ll […]

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